Saturday, October 29, 2011

Simple Halloween Greeting Cards

Since I haven't posted in a few days, and Halloween is right around the corner, you get two cards today.
Neither card uses designer/pattern paper.  The first card is a layer of black, a layer of Pefect Plum (this is the layer that opens), a layer of Pumpkin Pie, and finally a layer of Black again.
 I used Pumpkin Pie Ink, Chocolate Chip ribbon, large oval punches for the sentiment and the pumpkin, and the bird punch for the leaves on the pumpkin.

 Here is a close up of the pumpkin made from punches.

Onto card 2.  This card only uses white, Pumpkin Pie, and Black.
 I used lots of layers, embossing ,and border punches to make the card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shaped Cupcake Greeting Cards

Today I'm showing you cards I've made on playdates with my friend Norma.  They are cupcake shaped cards made using the large scallop circle die from Stampin Up.

 The one on the left side was made with Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip cardstock, and the one on the right (which I made today) is made with Melon Mambo and Soft Suede.

 I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the frosting on top (Thanks Norma!)

I used a crimper to create the wrapper for each cupcake

I'll decide on further embellishments and the stamps to use on this one later.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Penny Black Cat Christmas Greeting Card

I will start by apologizing for the poor quality of the photos of today's card.  It keeps getting darker earlier in Minnesota and I've done a poor job of finishing cards in time to get photos with natural light.

 I used a base of Hunter Green, with Whisper White that I embossed with my wonderful friend Norma's poinsettia folder (THANK YOU NORMA!).

 I layered the stamped image onto Bravo Burgundy, and then added a left over piece of pattern paper from an earlier Penny Black card I made last week.

 I stamped the sentiment from Perfect Punches in Versamark, and then coated in a fine silver embossing powder and heat embossed it.

 I used water color pencils and blender pens to color the image.

 I used pop dots to adhere the sentiment and covered the Christmas tree bulbs with buttons for more dimension.

Here is one more look at the finished card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mojo Monday Penny Black Sketch Challenge Christmas Greeting Card

Today I made a card that works for the Mojo Monday 211 Sketch.  Below, the first image is the sketch I was to follow.  You can see that I left off the circle since my Penny Black image was large enough to cover the space.
 I decided to go with a non-traditional color scheme for Christmas.  I wasn't feeling red and green today, so I used a base of Bashful Blue, and then used white and left over lavender from my sister's wedding invitations.
 I stamped the image in StazOn black.
 I used pattern paper and ribbon from my stash.
 I used watercolor pencils and blender pens to color the image in.
That's all...Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Splitcoaststampers Triple Challenge Birthday Greeting Card

Today's card completes three challenges over at SCS.  TLC346, CC344, and SC354.  Technique, Color and Sketch challenges.

 The technique part of the challenge was to stack a background.  I did this on the white sheet to the right of the card and I used two flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral and Black and Pumpkin Pie ink to create the look.
 The color challenge was to use Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, and Pumpkin Pie
Here was the sketch we were supposed to follow
 I turned it and changed the sketch a little to suit my needs.
 Here is a side angle of the card.  I used pop dots behind the single stamped flower
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Penny Black and Cricut Christmas Greeting Card

I joined a card swap over at Splitcoaststampers for Penny Black Christmas cards.  I took three spots, so I have to make three different Christmas cards using Penny Black stamps.  Today's card is one of my first attempts.
 I started with a base of Kraft cardstock.  I stamped my image on Very Vanilla and layered it with Bravo Burgundy and Hunter Green.  I used rustic looking pattern paper called Candy Stripe by Sandy Lion.
 I used my Cricut Expression and my Home Accents cartridge to cut out the snowflake.
 I used a Cuttlebug and embossing folder for the snowflake embossing on the Bravo Burgundy layer, and used shimmery green ribbon at the line where my two papers meet.
 I used watercolor pencils and blender pens for the tiny bit of coloring I did on my image.
 I covered the snowflake with Stickles, and also used them on the snowflakes and the puddle of my stamped image.
 I used a bit of blue around the edge of the puddle the mouse is standing in, and that helped pull out the blue stripe in my pattern paper.
 Here is a close up of the snowflake.
 I used pop dots behind the snowflake and the stamped image.
Here is one more look at the final card...I think I'll stamp some more and change the coloring of the image...

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clean and Simple (CAS) Butterfly Thinking of You Greeting Card

Today's card is a CAS design that I used dry embossing in texture and lines, pattern papers and open space to creat a simple look.
 The butterfly is by Studio G and is stamped onto pattern paper from K & Company.
The pattern paper that the butterfly is mounted to is also by K & Company, and I used textured embossing folder on it.
 I stamped the sentiment from Trendy Trees
 And I used my Martha Stewart version of the Scor-Pal to make the embossed frame around the card.
 The inside reads"  A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of hte best things you can be.  ~Douglas Pagels"
I used the same punch for the textured pattern paper as I did for the inside sentiment.  Clean and Simple.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rose Red Bliss Greeting Card

Hi All!  Today's card is made from a color that I don't use very often.  Rose Red.  It is very simple and uses the stamp set Bliss.
 I used two pattern papers from DSP Rose Red, and I used Pretty in Pink ink.
 The strip of white is embossed and tied with a piece of Rose Red ribbon.
 I accented the center of each flower with a pearl.
This card works for the WT344 Pink, Pink, Pink Ways to Use it Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.
The pink theme for the challenge was chosen because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I know some pretty incredible ladies who are survivors so this is a card celebrating their survival!

Thanks for stopping by!